Charlie Chan movies are legally available for free viewing on YouTube, Archive.org and Retrovision.TV. Earl Derr Biggers created the fictional character of Charlie Chan. As of 2016, there are over 48 films on the character. “The House Without a Key,” “The Chinese Parrot,” “Charlie Chan Carries On,” “Charlie Chan's Greatest Case” and “Charlie Chan in Paris” are some popular Charlie Chan movies.Continue Reading
Earl Derr Biggers based the character of Charlie Chan on Chang Apana, a Honolulu detective. The character of Charlie Chan is a Honolulu police detective. Many of the Charlie Chan movies such as “Charlie Chan in Egypt,” “Charlie Chan in Shanghai,” “Charlie Chan in Reno,” “Charlie Chan in Panama” and “Charlie Chan in London” has Chan traveling the world investigating mysteries and solving crimes.
George Kuwa was the first actor to portray Charlie Chan on the big screen in the movie “The House Without a Key.” Warner Oland played Charile Chan in fifteen movies, including “Charlie Chan Carries On,” “Charlie Chan's Greatest Case,” “Charlie Chan's Courage,” “Charlie Chan at the Race Track” and “Charlie Chan at the Olympics.” Sidney Toler, Roland Winters, E.L. Park and Kamiyama Sojin are some other prominent actors to portray Charlie Chan in films. There are also three Spanish and five Chinese Chan films made.Learn more about Art & Literature